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Old 05-24-02, 09:45 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Diablo II - Tips/Tactics


Starting a thread here since the peeps @ planetdiablo seem to be lamers.

I go first... How do you beat Duriel [act 2], I'm using a Lvl. 21 Druid and have been thrashed 2X. Any hints?

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Old 05-24-02, 11:32 AM   #2
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to kill duriel:

get some item that totally prevents you from freezing. Half freeze time items don't work with big D.

get a large pile of town portals, and hire a mercenary. Go to Duriel's lair, and open a portal as Duriel fights your mercenary. Attack Duriel until he kills yer mercenary, then jump in the portal. Hire a new mercenary, and repeat! quite lame but it works- if you aren't freeze proof you need something to draw Duriel's attacks or he'll take all day to kill. Actually this is the main strategy for ALL battles you have trouble with.


Here's my question- what's up with undead monsters?? It seems I can't steal life or mana from them, and they seem to ignore elemental damage!! Is this right or am I imagining things?
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Old 05-24-02, 05:00 PM   #3
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Is your druid shap shifter or elemental? I have an elemental and I just pelt her and use animals ie. Wolves or bear.
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Old 05-24-02, 11:58 PM Thread Starter   #4
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Is your druid shap shifter or elemental?
I'm Lvl. 21, and have 2 wolves, 1 raven, 1 merc., Lvl 3 oak Sage, and carion/poison vine. I have cyclone armour [lvl. 3], fireball, and some other fire blast?

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Old 05-25-02, 05:03 PM   #5
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best tip is to get your druid to around level 26 and have a good amount of HP and rejuv pots available in your belt, summon up all your wolves and ravens have a merc and go in, open a town portal and keep fireblasting till it dies although if u have fissure i would recommend that, and if your about to die simply run back through the town portal

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Summons take 75% MORE damage from bosses than from regular enemies. It's usually best to avoid summons during a boss battle. Oak Sage is good to have kicking around, however, cuz I believe it constantly lifes you up.

If you're more a Shifting Druid, then I'd suggest going w/ a wearwolf w/ fireclaws or somesuch to inflict a goodish amount of damage to him. The Wearwolf attacks faster than the Wearbear, but the Wearbear has more HP and deals more damage, but is hella slow.

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I put most of my points into Werebear, Maul and Lycanthropy. Iím not sure what level I was when I beat Duriel, but I think I was close to 24. He died in less than 25 seconds. Btw, I haven't put a single point in the elemental skills.

What weapon are you using? I have the Bonesnap Maul and it kicks some major butt with itís 93-132 damage!

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What's Lycanthropy do?

As for me w/ my Druid, I'm using the Aldur's Watchtower (full set! Druid-specific. Picked it up on Open Battle.net when somebody dropped it and didn't pick it up) set, which kicks major ass when it's all together! Scope it here:

http://www.diabloii.net/items/item_sets/x_aldurs.shtml

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What's Lycanthropy do?
Itís a passive skill that increases the amount of time that you can stay in the Warewolf/ Werebear form. It also greatly increases your life.

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For anyone who wants to know, this is what Iíve done. Right now Iím level 57

Strength: 136 Dexterity: 132 Vitality: 133 Energy: 25 (yep, thatís all ya need to put on energy)

Iíve put most of my skill points on Lycanthropy: 19 Werebear: 15 Maul: 7 Oak Sage: 6. I also put a few points on some of the other skills as well, but not that many. I have not put any in the Elemental skills. Check out my life. Not bad huh?

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Itís a passive skill that increases the amount of time that you can stay in the Warewolf/ Werebear form. It also greatly increases your life.
Oh yeah! Ok, I had just fogotten about that one. Dopey me!

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What weapon are you using?
I have this stick with a spiked ball on the end [not a mace], I use a spiked shield as well. Should I get a two-handed weapon?

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I have this stick with a spiked ball on the end [not a mace], I use a spiked shield as well. Should I get a two-handed weapon?


Yeah, imo morning stars aren't all that great unless it's rare. Iíve been playing D2 and D2 LOD for a long time, and Iíve yet to find a really good one. If I were you, Iíd see I could find a good two-handed maul that does tons of damage and a rare or unique club/spiked club. Right now Iím using the Bonesnap Maul for the big dudes, and this little guy for everything else.

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Regeneration potions, and lots of them. They heal instantly, so you can just chug one whenever your health gets down to about 1/4, and your back up to full.
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Vampyric weapons are also very useful. As long as you hit them more than they hit you, you don't lose life.

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Old 05-26-02, 05:41 PM Thread Starter   #16
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I'm gettin' close to Lvl. 22, I picked up some "special named-2 handed axe".. can I go against Duriel w/o a shield?

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If you're already having trouble w/ a shield, I wouldn't advise going w/o one.

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Old 05-27-02, 08:28 PM   #18
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u guys are truly crazy,i was only level26 when finish the fourth stage (diableII-LoD).....yeah, u bet, and i don't get killed, and i got a 30lev mec with tons of good stuff on her, and get a load of this, it cost me 20000 to revive her...
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Well I was level 27 when I beat the game for the first time with my Necromancer. He's almost level 73 now.

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